Glacier National Park Is On Track To Be Glacier-Free By 2030

When Glacier National Park was dedicated in 1910, this stunning span of the Rocky Mountains on the Montana-Canadian border counted over 150 thick, morphing ice sheets that gave the park its name. One very warm century later, there are only 26 glaciers here. And by 2030, scientists warn, that number could be zero. » 11/26/14 6:30pm 11/26/14 6:30pm

Stolen Ferrets, Fluorescent Fish, and the Upside of Cold

What a weird week for weather, huh? On earth, it was so cold that Canada got frostquakes. In space, a massive solar flare sent so many particles hurtling toward us that northern lights were visible outside of the Arctic circle. Here are some landscape reads for this week, taking you under the sea and deep inside of… » 1/13/14 4:40pm 1/13/14 4:40pm

Gorgeous Maps Let You Decorate With the Grandeur of Our National Parks

As tools, maps are strictly pragmatic, meant to familiarize us with terra incognita. As artifacts, they help us understand the history of a place. But as art, they highlight the beauty of our surroundings—as shown by these posters highlighting the wild splendor of U.S. National Parks. » 11/01/13 2:00pm 11/01/13 2:00pm